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Mental health and behavioural conditions
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Training professionals:- Does training professionals to recognise signs and symptoms of autism lead to earlier assessment of ...
Gathering information in schools or nurseries:- Does routine additional information from educational settings (such as nurser...
Additional assessments:- Do additional assessments (for IQ, language ability and motor ability) improve accuracy in diagnosin...
Comparative genomic hybridisation array:- What is the effectiveness and acceptability of comparative genomic hybridisation (C...
Facilitated self-help for anxiety and depression in adults with autism:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of facil...
The structure and organisation of specialist teams:- What structure and organisation of specialist autism teams are associate...
Augmentative communication devices for adults with autism:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of augmentative commu...
A key worker approach for children and young people with autism and their families:- What is the value of a key worker approa...
Managing behaviour that challenges in children and young people with autism:- Is a group-based parent training intervention f...
Managing sleep problems in children with autism:- Is a sleep hygiene intervention or melatonin clinically and cost effective ...
The Behaviour and Family Support Team - A specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for children with disabilities and their families
Autism management in children and young people - recognising and overcoming barriers to accessing care
Setting up Nottingham city's Asperger's syndrome service
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Do not rely on any autism-specific diagnostic tool alone to diagnose autism.
Do not routinely perform any medical investigations as part of an autism diagnostic assessment, but consider the following in individual circumstances and based on physical examination, clinical judgment and the child or young person s profile: -genetic tests, as recommended by your regional genetics centre, if there are specific dysmorphic features, congenital anomalies and/or evidence of intellectual disability -electroencephalography if there is suspicion of epilepsy.
Do not use biological tests, genetic tests or neuroimaging for diagnostic purposes routinely as part of a comprehensive assessment.
Do not provide 'facilitated communication' for adults with autism.
Do not use anticonvulsants for the management of core symptoms of autism in adults.
Do not use chelation for the management of core symptoms of autism in adults.
Do not use the following interventions for the management of core symptoms of autism in adults: -exclusion diets (such as gluten- or casein-free and ketogenic diets) -vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements (such as vitamin B6 or iron supplementation).
Do not use drugs specifically designed to improve cognitive functioning (for example, cholinesterase inhibitors) for the management of core symptoms of autism or routinely for associated cognitive or behavioural problems in adults.
Do not use oxytocin for the management of core symptoms of autism in adults
Do not use secretin for the management of core symptoms of autism in adults
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